Glen Addie Community Church (mission) was conceptualized in the mid 60’s by a group of volunteers from First United Methodist Church in downtown Anniston. They began a ministry in the Glen Addie public housing project helping elementary and junior high age children with their schoolwork. The volunteers tutored reading, math and played educational games with the children from an apartment rented by First UMC. In June, 1992, Sunday school began in the apartment with approximately thirty children and volunteers in attendance. Eventually a church building in the community became available and with the support from the North Alabama Conference, the Anniston District and volunteers, the building was purchased in 1993.
The mission’s sole purpose is to invite and draw others to the knowledge and acceptance of God’s unconditional love that will lead to improving and developing the spiritual, physical, psychological and financial conditions of the indigent, children, adults and the community-at-large. The Glen Addie community has tremendous needs.
The mission provides breakfast for 40-50 children and adults each Sunday morning, Sunday school and worship service. On Wednesday they administer a LIFE STYLE CHANGE PROGRAM that involves a nutritious meal, nutritional education, tutoring, Bible study, GED preparation, and a teen class called “Respect Yourself” which is geared toward preventing teen pregnancy. In addition to these ministries, the mission plans fun/educational activities/field trips for the children.
Glen Addie Community Church
401 Chestnut Avenue